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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Bodega Bay Favorite - Fun Tasting Room, Great Views

A traditional, "must-stop" whenever we're in Bodega. Relaxing waterfront deck to savor wine tastes or a glass of your favorite. We always discover new wines during our visits and recently enjoyed a wonderful Grenache & a Rose -- there's always something for every taste. Cute gift shop with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A traditional, "must-stop" whenever we're in Bodega. Relaxing waterfront deck to savor wine tastes or a glass of your favorite. We always discover new wines during our visits and recently enjoyed a wonderful Grenache & a Rose -- there's always something for every taste. Cute gift shop with a generous supply of excellent local wines for sale, along with unique... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had just come from tastings at vinyards and decided to make this our last stop. While the view is incredible, the wine was not so exciting. Come here to relax at the end of the day; however, I wouldn't include it as part of your "tasting" experience.

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Las Vegas, NV
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There was nothing spectacular about this place or wines selected for the tastings. We ordered a cheese platter which came with almonds dried cranberries and a large chunk of Asiago. The tasting room was more like a gift shop selling odds and ends. There wasn't much explanation given about the wine that were poured. There is outside seating with beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a wonderful wine experience!!! Sunshine surfboards and vino. Great pinto and chocolates. Deck experience is a place to be!!!

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SF Bay Area
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Super fun place! We each ordered a "wine surf" - a flight of 3 reds or 3 whites (or mixed) served on a little surfboard, and sat out on the deck and watched the birds fly over the bay. They have cheese plates, etc., and if you buy a bottle of wine the corkage fee will be waived at several... More 

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Bodega Bay, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The bay view is awesome, we loved how you try different wines from different wineries. When you go to the winery you are only tasting their wines, where as here you try typically 3 different wineries, white, red or a combo. The staff (husband and wife) are very helpful and friendly. Cute little store for sovereigns too! They have specials... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place to try some wine, sit outside and watch the bay. Stopped here a couple of times during our vacation. To samples some wines, buy some wine for home, and to have some while sitting outside on a nice cool afternoon.

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Majorca, Spain
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place for cheese and wine with great views to the view. We stop there by recommendation and it was more than we expected the place has great views to the bay. We got chance to chat with the Lady owner and great hostess being from Spain but living in Ireland we got to talk a bit about travels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stop here every visit to Bodega Bay. The staff is so friendly. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. So nice to sit on the deck and sip come wine while taking in the bay.

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Stilwell, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped in for a bit and a sip and were not disappointed. The wines were really quite nice and the cheese plate ample and fresh. We ended up buying a bottle of what we sampled. Friendly staff, nice views, outdoor seating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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